We dedicated this weeks episode of Let’s Chat to the late Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey Hussle, Grammy-nominated rapper, entrepreneur, community rejuvenator, father, partner, and neighbor. Sunday afternoon he was shot and killed in front of his the Marathon Clothing store in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South L.A at age 33.
Even if you’re not fan of Hussle, it’s worth understanding who Nipsey was, with powerful words through music or just dropping gems, you’d appreciate his extraordinary instincts for music, fashion, business strategy, and community development. Nipsey once gave a pair of shoes to every student at an elementary school in Hyde Park, where he owned a burger joint, a fish market and a barbershop,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “He helped fund upgrades to the campus playground and offered jobs to his struggling neighbors. If someone lost a loved one to gun violence, he would sometimes chip in for the funeral.”
In February 2017, he opened a co-working space and STEM center to help address the lack of diversity in technology and build bridges with corporate partners in Silicon Valley.
Hussle always advocated for ownership and entrepreneurship among artist, the value in investing in yourself, and served to help those in need. May you Rest In Peace. We’re listening and we’re riding for you. The Marathon Continues.
Press play to watch as we tribute this King for his words, his act of kindness and his mind.